Spicy Shepard's Pie

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Fairly difficult

Spicy Shepard's Pie
Preparation time


For 8 Servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell
  • 1 lb spicy ground Italian sausage
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups warm mashed potatoes
  • 0.25 cup sour cream
  • 0.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 0.75 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Spicy Shepard's Pie Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
    Line unpricked pastry shell with heavy duty aluminum foil. Bake at 450° for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove foil; set aside.
    Reduce heat to 300°.
    In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain well in colander.
    Place cottage cheese, cream cheese and egg in blender; cover and process until smooth.
    Transfer to large bowl;stir in potatoes, sour cream, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    Place sausage in pastry shell; top with potato mixture. Drizzle with butter.
    Bake for 50-60 minutes until light golden brown and a little crisp on top.
    Sprinkle with cheeses and let stand until melted.
    Garnish with tomatoes tossed with minced parsley if desired.